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Biomedical Model Of Mental Illness Increases Discrimination

If we have a diagnosable mental illness, do you think that others are more likely to discriminate against us if they believe our illness is due to genes/brain chemical inbalances (as the biomedical model of mental illness purports) or if they believe it is due to our childhood adverse experiences and stressful environment? well, proponents …

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Why Are So Many Gay People Diagnosed With BPD? 

A study carried out by Rodriguez-Seijasat (2013) at the University of Michigan suggests that medical professionals are more likely to diagnose LGBT people with BPD than they are to diagnose heterosexuals with the same disorder.  The study involved 36000 participants aged 18 to 90 years old.  Approximately 3 percent were LGBT and the other 97 …

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